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Wonder / RTB garage
Last post by jp1030 -
Hi all
Looking at a 2021 Wonder twin bed and our biggest concern is hauling our e bikes with the fat 4" tires...does anyone carry 2 ebikes back there and how do they fit?
Thank you in advanced (newby here)
jp
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LTV Discussion / Air Conditioner Shroud
Last post by blyon -
The air conditioner shroud on my 1997 Leisure Van blew off and was destroyed last week. Do they sell replacements? Where?
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Wonder / Re: Generator or not?
Last post by gmilleok1 -
VanCityRV is where I bought mine and they required a $10,000 non-refundable deposit to order it without a generator, I agreed as I knew I would never back out of the deal so it made no difference to me at all whether it was refundable or not.

We are shopping for a Wonder RTB. We are trying to order one without solar and generator, planning on doing our own solar/battery upgrade. One vendor says they will only order one without a generator with a $20K non refundable deposit.  Saying if we back out, it would be hard for them to sell it.  We are still waiting to hear from other dealers. 

Our plan is to run the air conditioner (with soft start) on a Honda 2K generator (or shore power).  Has anyone else run their AC on a 2K generator?  Is this why they are so pushy about ordering a generator?

This not a deal breaker for us but are wondering if others have experienced this issue?
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Wonder / Re: Generator or not?
Last post by gmilleok1 -
I did not order a generator in my WonderRTB. For 13 years prior to ordering my 2020 WonderRTB I owned a Class B with a LP generator. We rarely used it and when we did it was not for long. More often than not, it would not start and was expensive to maintain. Most of the hours on it were simply the monthly exercise to keep it running, and even then it didn't run when we needed it many times. No thanks, I didn't want it with the new Wonder. It is dead weight.

Instead, I knew I was going to upgrade with a 3000 watt inverter and 600 amps of lithium and 500 watts of solar. I can run the AC if need be for about 3. 5 hours. If I need the air for more than an hour or two I'll take along a Honda 2200i converted to propane but I imagine I never will have the need.  Everything else runs off the inverter, including the microwave, refrigerator (I also replaced the Dometic for a Novakool), and all outlets. It's like always being connected to shore power. As far a issues with selling it, I predict in a few years more will go this route as lithium comes down in price, and I'll take the gamble that there will be more who would rather have a system that rarely if ever needs a generator than one with a generator that is rarely used and a hassle to keep running.  I designed this for how I use it now the next guy. Plus, if whoever buys it wants  a generator, it's plug and play-wired up and ready to add one with minimal cost.

But the question may be moot. It is my understanding that the option of a generator is not really an option but mandatory (which makes no sense since if its mandatory it cannot be an option). If not given a choice of ordering a WonderRTB without a generator I would not have likely ordered it at all.

Every time we use our energized WonderRTB, I'm thankful I DON'T have a generator. That's why I didn't order a generator in the first place.

Why in the world you buy an RV without a genetator???  I agree with the deposit non refundable. I must say when I read your post I had to read it several times as to why you would not want a generator. Especially if you ever want to sell it good luck! I would reconsider the non generator. If it is to save money then it is sort of like a boat. Of you can't afford the gas then don't buy the boat.
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LTV Discussion / Re: Battery to Battery Charger
Last post by Harrysalit -
I installed a Sterling 30 to 30 Dc charger by removing the isolator solenoid.  This is in a 2019 Wonder.
LTV now installs the Sterling in all LTVs.
You might ask your question on SprinterForum.com
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LTV Discussion / Battery to Battery Charger
Last post by vicwa -
Does a 2016 LTV Unity MB or its Mercedes Sprinter Chassis have a conventional DC relay in the positive cable between the engine battery and the house batteries?  I added a Renogy 40 amp Battery to Battery Charger.  It is not functioning properly and I am unsure why.  It may have something to do with the "regenerative braking" aspect in the Mercedes alternator system.  Or, do I need to remove the conventional relay (if it has one) which I cannot find?  And, maybe I just got a bad B2B charger.  I am thinking of switching to the Sterling brand because it can compensate for the regenerative braking in the alternator.  Has anyone had experience with either brand?  Thanks.
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Wonder / Re: Generator or not?
Last post by Todd W -
Why in the world you buy an RV without a genetator???  I agree with the deposit non refundable. I must say when I read your post I had to read it several times as to why you would not want a generator. Especially if you ever want to sell it good luck! I would reconsider the non generator. If it is to save money then it is sort of like a boat. Of you can't afford the gas then don't buy the boat.
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Wonder / Re: Generator or not?
Last post by dmbreiner -
We are starting the quest for a Wonder! Our plan is to upfit the electrical system much like our boat using a 3000W inverter/charger, lithium batteries and significant solar. My question is whether it makes sense to include the built in generator in our planning or use something smaller for the off chance we need a generator. We expect to be able to use the system to run air conditioning overnight without having the generator on when not plugged in. We expect the actual run time of a generator to be fairly low with this system in fact. What are the advantages of going built in over small honda 2200i or something like that?

So far, I see the following advantages:
Ease of set up (push a button as opposed to go outside and run the power cord)
No separate gas can needed
Auto start when batteries go too low

Disadvantages:
Cost
Weight
Maintenance access

Your thoughts are much appreciated!!

If you have pets, I would certainly add the generator to be sure I've have adequate power to keep the coach cool.  We have a Golden Retriever & use the Genny often, previously a 2013 Unity TB with diesel generator.  Now we have 2021 Wonder RL with gas genny & auto start if needed to charge the batteries.  We have the optional two 100 Watt Lithium Batteries.
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Wonder / Re: Generator or not?
Last post by Dan Friedman -
We are shopping for a Wonder RTB. We are trying to order one without solar and generator, planning on doing our own solar/battery upgrade. One vendor says they will only order one without a generator with a $20K non refundable deposit.  Saying if we back out, it would be hard for them to sell it.  We are still waiting to hear from other dealers. 

Our plan is to run the air conditioner (with soft start) on a Honda 2K generator (or shore power).  Has anyone else run their AC on a 2K generator?  Is this why they are so pushy about ordering a generator?

This not a deal breaker for us but are wondering if others have experienced this issue?
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Garage Sales / Re: Cash for 2019 or 2020 U24TB
Last post by Peregrine -
Thanks, Ron.  Yes, I am aware of that LTV model year/MB chassis stagger.  But I appreciate the heads up. 

Mark